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Insight: Gun Violence Prevention / Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro / The Women of "Robyn is Happy" / Eating the Region


Published March 20, 2013


Gun Violence Prevention Task Force - In America's re-energized debate on gun control most people agree there's room for change. Finding the middle ground between the people who want sweeping reform and the people who want minor tweaks is where the battle lies. Standing on the dividing line is the hunting, gun-owning Democratic Congressman from Napa, Mike Thompson, who is charged with shaping the future of gun laws in America. We'll speak with Representative Thompson about his role as the Chair of the House Democrats Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and whether our region can prevent gun violence without leaning on stricter gun requirements.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro - Follow Up Over the course of seven days in February, doctors Randi and Paul Hagerman, along with other scientists from the UC Davis MIND Institute, made their way through forest woodlands, alpine desert and arctic zones of Mount Kilimanjaro. They did all this to raise awareness of fragile X syndrome and fragile X-associated disorders and to raise funds to support their groundbreaking research to find the cure. The fundraised money will go directly toward the research efforts at the UC Davis Mind Institute.

The Women of "Robyn is Happy" - The B Street Theatre's latest production "Robyn is Happy" is a new piece that showcases incredibly strong performances from three local actresses. The content isn't always easy, but neither is life, and it's often hilarious. Playwright Michael Elyanov said he wrote the play because he missed seeing funny, fearless and ferocious women on the stage. We'll talk with actresses Elizabeth Nunziato, Melinda Parrett and Amy Kelly about playing three life-long friends who find their relationships unraveling when one of them falls for a man she shouldn't.

Eating the Region - If you're out for a nice dinner at an upscale restaurant and the waiter sets a salad with iceberg lettuce in front of you, what's your reaction? Be honest, do you turn your nose up a little bit? Joining us to defend the redheaded step child of salad greens is Capital Public Radio's Food Reporter Elaine Corn, who joins us for our first installment of Insight's new signature segment "Eating the Region."

MAKE YOUR OWN THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING
Recipe tested by Elaine Corn

1 cup homemade or commercial mayonnaise
1/3 cup bottled chili ketchup-style sauce
1 hard-boiled egg, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup pickle relish
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup packed chopped fresh parsley
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
Dash crushed pepper flakes
1½ teaspoons salt
Ground black pepper (not too coarse), to taste

Stir all ingredients well in a bowl. This will have some bite with the red pepper flakes. Adjust to your own tastes. Drape on a wedge of iceberg lettuce.


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